16 July 2012

Review: Google+ iPad app a photographer's dream

Review: Google+ iPad app a photographer's dream
It might not be the hottest virtual watercooler around, but Google is by no means giving up on its social darling, Google+. Quite the contrary: Google makes the leap onto the biggest iOS screen around with Google+ for iPad. The Google+ 3.0 release is ...


Google CEO Page 'Recovering,' Back in the Office
PC Magazine
By Damon Poeter Google CEO Larry Page was back at the office last week after a mystery ailment causing the loss of his speaking voice forced him to miss last month's Google I/O developer conference, according to the company's chairman Eric Schmidt.

Symantec antivirus software update crashes some PCs
Bug in software used by businesses caused some Windows XP-based machines to crash repeatedly with a "blue screen of death." by Steven Musil A recent update to Symantec's antivirus software rendered some Windows-based PCs inoperable, the security ...

Apple Returns to Green Registry After Dropout 'Mistake'
By Adam Satariano and Kathleen Chaykowski on July 13, 2012 Apple Inc. (AAPL) (AAPL) said it's rejoining an environmental rating system after its exit from the group threatened to halt sales to governments and universities that use the registry when ...

Tiny quad-core ARM Linux/Android computer delivers serious power for $129
The tiny $35 Raspberry Pi set off a surge of demand for tiny Linux computers earlier this year. But a Korean hardware manufacturer called Hardkernel is launching a high-end computer board that measures just 3.5 inches by 3.7 inches.

An X1.4 class flare erupted from the center of the sun, peaking on July 12...
ABC News
A geomagnetic storm from a solar flare that erupted on the sun's surface earlier this week will likely collide with Earth this weekend, scientists say. The coronal mass ejection on Thursday, caused by the release of excess solar energy, is classified ...

ABC News

Nokia Lumia 900 Drops to $49.99 as Phone Maker Seeks Comeback
By Nick Turner on July 15, 2012 The price of Nokia Oyj (NOK1V)'s Lumia 900, which the company is counting on to challenge the iPhone and Android devices, was cut in half to $49.99 at AT&T Inc. (T) (T) stores. The product is available at that price with ...

Digg's Demise: A Lesson in How Not To Run a Social News Site
NEWS ANALYSIS: We can't be reminded of this basic tenet of business too often: If you don't listen to your customers, you're history. In Digg's case, it also alienated them. This is not often a good business strategy. Digg, one of the first successful ...

Not a Dwarf: Is Pluto a Binary Planet?
Discovery News
The Hubble Space Telescope discovery brings the tally of icy moons orbiting Pluto to five. A reader wrote to me to make the case that Pluto really has only four moons (all discovered by Hubble over the past seven years). He argued that the largest moon ...

Texas man tracks down stolen car 42 years later in Los Angeles
Los Angeles Times
The cream-colored 1967 Austin Healey — a classic in its own right — has special meaning for Bob Russell. The 66-year-old retired salesman and his wife went on their first date in the British roadster back in 1970, when they were graduate students at ...

Local Scientists Bask in Higgs Boson Celebration
An overflow crowd packed a UC Berkeley auditorium Friday to hear campus physicists explain why the recently discovered Higgs boson represents a major scientific milestone and the pioneering role played by Cal starting long ago.

Yahoo account users: Do not ignore 400k stolen passwords
Alaska Dispatch
Yahoo confirmed Thursday that more than 400000 user e-mail addresses and passwords have been compromised and posted online. The hackers claim to be do-gooders, breaking into Yahoo to shine a light on its potentially lax security.

Tech For Less Than $100 Allows Eye-Control of a UI
Tom's Hardware Guide
While gesture control of a user interface may be an enticing UI control choice for a combination of Kinect and Windows 8, there is an inherent benefit to this idea for those who cannot use a keyboard and mouse. Researchers are proposing gesture control ...

iPhone 5 To Release in Fall
By Saqib Khan According to the reports of Japanese blog Macotakara, the next generation of iPhone has now entered the production process in China. If the reports are true, which like most other blogs claim to be from their “reliable Chinese sources”, ...


Halo 4 Xbox 360 bundle becomes official
We already had a feeling that Microsoft was planning to roll out a limited edition Xbox 360 bundle to go along with November's release of Halo 4, but this weekend the bundle got an official reveal at the San Diego Comic-Con.


RIM ordered to pay $147M for patent infringement
Gant Daily
San Francisco, CA, United States (4E) – A jury in California ruled on Friday that Research in Motion (RIM) infringed on a patent of New Jersey software firm Mformation Technologies and ordered the BlackBerry maker to pay $147.2 million in damages.

Mechanical engineers develop an 'intelligent co-pilot' for cars
MIT News
In clinical trial, mixture developed at MIT appears to help overcome loss of connections between brain cells. Barrels and cones dot an open field in Saline, Mich., forming an obstacle course for a modified vehicle. A driver remotely steers the vehicle ...

Richard Branson confirms Virgin Galactic's first space tourism flight will ...
By Donald Melanson posted Jul 15th 2012 4:10PM Richard Branson has long said that he'd be on board Virgin Galactic's first commercial space tourism flight, and he's now confirmed that will take place sometime next year with his two adult children along ...

Soyuz rocket launches on mission to space station
Nation Newsday > News Print Aa Soyuz rocket launches on mission to space station Published: July 15, 2012 2:34 PM By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan — A Russian Soyuz craft launched into the morning skies over Kazakhstan on Sunday, ...


Jak, Daxter and Sony's inFamous Hero Tapped for PlayStation All-Stars Roster
At Comic-Con today, another two (three?) playable characters were revealed for the roster of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale—Cole McGrath, from inFamous, and Jak and Daxter from, well, Jak and Daxter. Per the PlayStation Blog, Jak and Daxter fans ...

WWSJD? Why even Steve Jobs would support a 7-inch iPad today
The iPad Mini rumors cannot be stopped, even though the device's originator infamously declared war on 7-inch tablets. But the times they are a-changin', and it's safe to argue that Steve Jobs would be in favor of shrinking the iPad.


Russian hacker exposes flaws with Apple's 'in-app' purchases
The Hindu
Apple prides itself in putting out mobile gadgets that offer best-in-class security for both users and developers that any news of breach or hacks inevitably becomes a surprising event. Over the past few days, online technology forums are abuzz about ...

The Hindu

Video Game Sales Have Been Down For 7 Consecutive Months
Huffington Post
AP | Posted: 07/12/2012 7:04 pm Updated: 07/13/2012 9:32 am NEW YORK (AP) — A new report says US retail sales of video-game hardware, software and accessories fell for a seventh consecutive month. Sales of console and portable software — the video ...

Oregon Artifacts Stir Up Debate On Earliest Americans
Artifacts found in Oregon have once again stirred up the debate surrounding the earliest Americans and how they came to live in the Western Hemisphere. A team of mostly American researchers led by Dennis L. Jenkins, a University of Oregon archeologist, ...

Fla. space workers struggle a year after last shuttle flight; many can't find ...
Washington Post
TITUSVILLE, Fla. — A year after NASA ended the three-decade-long US space shuttle program, thousands of formerly well-paid engineers and other workers around the Kennedy Space Center are still struggling to find jobs to replace the careers that ...

Mystery of 500 penguins washed up on beach in Brazil
The bodies of more than 500 penguins have washed up on beaches in southern Brazil over the past week. A penguin swims on Arpoador beach in Rio de Janeiro. Penguins traditionally migrate north between March and September along the Rio Grande do Sul ...


When and how will users get the next version of Microsoft's Office?
Summary: Office 365 prepaid cards for sale at Walmart? That could be just one of the new distribution strategies Microsoft has up its sleeve for its next wave of Office 15 products. As interesting as what's in the next version of Microsoft's Office are ...

Nasa set for seven minutes of terror from Mars
New Zealand Herald
An artist's impression of the Nasa Curiosity rover examining a rock on Mars with its 2m arm. Photo / NASA, AP A giant space probe will plunge into the atmosphere of Mars at a speed of more than 21000 km/h in a few weeks. For the next seven minutes, ...

New Zealand Herald

The best tech writing of the week, July 15th | The Verge
The best tech writing of the week, July 15th ... out our weekly roundup of essential writing from around the web about technology, culture, media, and the future?

Romney, with iPad and iPhone - Apple 2.0 - Fortune Tech
By Philip Elmer-DeWitt
FORTUNE -- On Saturday, BuzzFeed Politics published a collection of 12 AP pool photos from the day of rest Mitt Romney spent at his beach house on the shores of New Hampshire's Lake Winnipesaukee. In two of the photos, the Republican ...
Fortune Tech: Technology blogs,... 

RIM hit with $147.2M patent payout
Inquirer.net (blog)
In this June 29, 2012, photo, the Canadian Flag flies in front of the Research In Motion (RIM) company logo on one of their many buildings,in Waterloo, Canada. A California jury has ordered the BlackBerry maker to pay $147.2 million in damages for ...

FEATURE-The brave new world of tomorrow's tablets
The main attraction of OLED at first are their ruggedness, but the technology could one day allow tablets to be folded or rolled up like a newspaper. Reaching that point poses challenges like making the delicate chips and components inside them more ...

Clean start: Green technology companies, united by 'acceleration network ...
Florida Today
Three of Florida's clean-tech and technology entrepreneurial endeavors will be highlighted: the Florida Cleantech Acceleration Network, the Igniting Innovation Capital Acceleration Program and Megawatt Ventures. Early-bird tickets may be purchased for ...

Goldman Sachs and the $580 Million Black Hole
New York Times
The deal, the $580 million sale of a highflying technology company, Dragon Systems, had just been approved by its board and congratulations were being exchanged. But even then, at that moment of ... L.& H. had been founded by Jo Lernout and Pol Hauspie ...

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